Man Stabbed For Asking Shopper To Wear Mask

Story By: Juan Fenandez Mayes,  Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency:  Newsflash

Three suspects have been arrested for allegedly ambushing and stabbing a 23-year-old after he complained that one of them was not wearing a face mask while shopping.

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The incident occurred in the Moncloa neighbourhood in the Spanish capital city of Madrid this week (Wednesday 16 September).

A 23-year-old man, who has not been named, entered in a discussion with one of a trio after he entered a local food shop on Artajona street not wearing a face mask.

The shop keeper also became involved and managed to get the man to leave the shop.

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However, the situation was far from over when the victim found the maskless hopper together with two other men waiting for him outside.

He was badly beaten, stabbed twice on his left thorax and left on the street while the three suspects fled the scene before authorities could arrive.

The victim was taken to a bar next to the shop and helped by locals while they waited for an ambulance to arrive.

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He was taken to La Paz Hospital in serious condition with several injuries to his face. He was kept overnight but was discharged yesterday (Thursday) afternoon.

The Spanish National Police detained three suspects staying at a building in the neighbourhood yesterday (Thursday).

The video shows the moment two of the suspects are taken into custody by officers. They can be seen placed in handcuffs and then searched near the building they were found in.

A spokesperson told Newsflash: “It was carried out after investigations on the incident and locating the suspects in a building in the same neighbourhood.

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“There are two adults and a minor, all males. They were arrested while trying to flee out the back of the building. They did not offer resistance.”

They have not been named but local newspaper ‘El Espanol’ claims two are aged 20 and 21 but does not mention the minor’s age. It is unclear which of the three is suspected of having stabbed the victim.

There have been no reports on the charges they face. The investigation is ongoing.

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